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Last updated: Friday, December 19, 2014 8:24:04 PM

26/11 mastermind Lakhvi gets bail, shocked India asks Pakistan to act (Roundup)
Islamabad/New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) An anti-terrorism court in Islamabad Thursday granted bail to Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, a key mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, triggering shock and indignation in India which asked Pakistan to take steps to reverse the decision.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 10:48:09 PM

Three killed in Pakistan bomb explosion
Islamabad, Dec 18 (IANS) A roadside bomb Thursday evening killed three paramilitary troopers in Pakistan's restive northwest, media reported.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 8:56:10 PM

5.2 magnitude quake jolts parts of Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 18 (IANS) Parts of Khyber Pakhunkhwa province as well as the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi were rocked Thursday evening by a temblor measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale, media reported.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 7:58:05 PM

Police vow thorough investigation of Peshawar carnage
Peshawar, Dec 18 (IANS) As the police piece together the evidence about the worst terror attack to have hit the country, Inspector General (IG) of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Nasir Durrani, vowed Thursday that all inadequacies in the system would be removed.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 7:42:30 PM

Ban on death penalty moratorium government's negligence: Ex-judge
Peshawar, Dec 18 (IANS) As the Pakistan government is wrapping up mercy appeals of convicts after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif revoked the moratorium on death penalty, former chief justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry termed the moratorium as the government's negligence, media reported Thursday.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 7:12:17 PM

Taliban threat looms over Pakistani jails
Peshawar, Dec 18 (IANS) As Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif decided to lift the moratorium on death penalties in terrorism cases, jail authorities are on their toes to tackle any terrorist activity, media reported Thursday.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 6:32:16 PM

26/11 mastermind Lakhvi gets bail in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 18 (IANS) Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, one of the main accused in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks case, was granted bail Thursday by an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:34:23 PM

'Kill securitymen before blowing yourself up'
Peshawar, Dec 18 (IANS) The suicide bombers who had unleashed a bloodbath in a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar Tuesday were told by their handlers to kill securitymen before blowing themselves up.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 4:26:12 PM

Peshawar fallout: Death penalty implementation may begin within week
Islamabad, Dec 18 (IANS) Implementation of death penalty cases in Pakistan is expected to begin within a week with the country's interior ministry working on the process of wrapping up mercy appeals of convicts, media reported Thursday.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 4:18:19 PM

Crackdown launched on Afghan camps, Peshawar outskirts
Peshawar, Dec 18 (IANS) Pakistani police and intelligence agencies Thursday initiated a crackdown on Afghan camps as well as on the outskirts of Peshawar city, in the aftermath of Tuesday's school carnage which left nearly 150 people dead.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 4:04:04 PM

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